La Gitane
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Joined 03-31-05, id: 467836
Author has written 23 stories for Historical, Life, General, General, Politics, Humor, War, Family, Fable, and Love.

Me? An 18 year old London kid,with a bad habit of writing six sentences when others can write much more effectively in one.

A big damn girl going to university now.

I'm influenced by an awful lot of things, including The Big Three -- art, music, and other writing. You'll probably see influences of all these in my stuff; I can't seem to help it. Oh, and that semi colon? Yeah, I use that too much as well.

Favourite writers include JRR Tolkien, the Brontes,EM Forster, JK Rowling, CS Lewis, Dostoevsky, Michael Ondaatje, Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Victor Hugo, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, William Wordsworth, Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I will probably end up uploading: historical fiction, both medieval and modern, cus I'm a little obsessed. Crappy love bits, because I'm desperately trying to improve that. And 'odd' random stuff, because unfortunately that's how my mind works. Reliability = tedious, as Mr Wilde said in various humorous ways.

Oh, and I solemnly swear I will never write or subject you to angsty poetry about my feelings. (I'm primarily a prose writer, and an amateur poet, but I still experiment a fair bit. Apologies all round!)

I'm a pretty sporadic updater: I upload things when I remember.I've just realised it's just been half a year since my last! But if you have any thought whatsoever about anything you read, do throw me a review. Bad? Tell me, and why. Constructive criticism is so important for any would-be writer, and I'm always trying to improve my work. Vaguely pleasing? Oh yes, please tell me! You have no idea how happy it'll make me.

And with that slightly desperate plea, au revoir. :-)

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comment il me donne le plus peine se reveiller by the big sleep reviews
the poem's not actually in french, for the most part. see what you think.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/21/2006
Journal of a flower by toomanypickles reviews
Mother is dead, but she isn't gone. Not yet. Story complete.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 4,975 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/25/2006 - Published: 10/26/2005 - Complete
Dinner with family by AceOSpades reviews
A typical dinner at home ... gone horribly horribly wrong (extremely twisted poem warning).
Poetry: Family - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/21/2006
Positivity by Almah reviews
A short piece about positivity, or the mental state in which one can wear funny hats
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2006
A Golden Carousel by thin skin reviews
For Sammy, the one who was always there.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2/2006
Deconstructionist by the big sleep reviews
Criticism of deconstructionist literature (but with the utmost respect, as always).
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2005
Chalkboard Fish by the big sleep reviews
Surreailst fish, baby.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2005
Phone Call for Mrs Smith by Pacifist Soldier reviews
I regret to inform you that I can't write summaries. Rated T for morbid humor.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/14/2005 - Complete
Haiku about Haiku by Simulacra reviews
Take these with a grain of salt. Rated T for language.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 130 - Words: 1,765 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/5/2005 - Published: 4/30/2003
Fly Up, Up, Up In That Bright Sky! by cynicaldays reviews
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Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/3/2005
Dawn Personified by Salieri reviews
Sometimes I rise to greet the dawn. Today she is a fresh-faced girl, with blood on her lips and wistful eyes. I'm not sure what I think of this poem, so if you have the time & inclination, please give me some feedback.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/25/2005
Snapshots of the Ordinary by Salieri reviews
For the ordinary, the inane, the heartbreaking moments of complete stillness that steal upon you and leave you feeling hollow. Those brief, terrifying glimmers of eternity
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 716 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/15/2005
The violin by Moppish reviews
Based on what I saw at the symphony the other night.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 298 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/22/2005
Times stay at Tea by Katterree Fengari reviews
metaphor for social commentary, you know
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/14/2005
moon lanterns by linaeve reviews
because the full moon never ceases to make me shiver. [written for the moon festival on september 17, 2005.]
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/22/2005
colorless blood by lackluster reviews
it's illegal to fuck with the dead, you know
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/21/2005 - Complete
Velocity by sapientia paucis reviews
The story of a twisted relationship, "two lives in gross disorder", and its dramatic conclusion. Ratings for small amount of violence, sexual implications, and expletives.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,547 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2005
Smoke and Mirrors by indigo symphony reviews
It's all smoke and mirrors...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,189 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/24/2005
Sceptic's Serenade by Masked Glovemaker reviews
Some random poem which isn't V.G, but hey. It's about a complete cynic who#s fallen for another cynic - enjoy!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2005
I Knead You by Ria Mala reviews
Oooh, wordplay.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/17/2005
Speak Not of Mountains by Bragi reviews
Three-verse octosyllabic couplets about how there are some things that bad poets just shouldn't touch.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/11/2005
The Swan by Fate Thirteen reviews
A short story written on a whim. About making the plunge, inspired by Tchaikovsky.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 415 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/4/2005
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Lucy reviews
Summer's passing, and two sisters take a trip. Perhaps.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/7/2006
Untitled2 reviews
No-one told me I'd burn up solar systems... An absurdly simple love poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/7/2006
Exhortation reviews
"These moon-river widows have wised up." A gentle tip-off to those steadfastly clinging to another era.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/7/2006
The Wolfboy reviews
They warned her not to, but Robin Redbreast was just too curious...
Fiction: Fable - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,667 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/29/2006
Little Dusters reviews
Two children alter the map.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/29/2006
Calendar hopping reviews
"It's still five years from the day/you'll meet me." This family took a while in the making...
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 2/28/2006
Baby steps reviews
It's a slow process, and it starts right from birth.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 2/28/2006
A HanselGretel Situation reviews
Some things are just too tempting
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2006
Les Cloches reviews
A problem of bells
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2006
Beauty From Atop Hampstead Heath reviews
"Your toes," he attempts. "That spire? That spotty dog," he says with an air of decided finality.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 521 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/12/2006
On Muses reviews
I think I've been ripped off somehow...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/9/2006
Our Epidemic reviews
An earnest appeal to you. And you. And you in the UK? Definitely you. In fact, to just about everybody...
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 1/2/2006
Untitled reviews
She deals in love with daggers.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/23/2005
Of Plucked Daises and Bitter Apples reviews
Sometimes the end is beyond your control. Last in a short trilogy: sequel to 'Laundry' and 'Carrie'.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 982 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/22/2005
Carrie reviews
Bumping into faded ghosts can be a weird experience.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,109 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/22/2005
My Dionysian Desire reviews
Unadulterated addiction. Everyone has one.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/19/2005
To Kindle reviews
A frustrated writer with a block. A story he'd rather forget. A voice and series of events that won't let him. Set against a bleak moment in time - the thankless 1930s.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,262 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2005 - Published: 4/8/2005
The Plagiarist reviews
It's spiritual copulation. But you know that sort of unhealthy productive relationship: where the partners feed off one another, and take everything.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/5/2005
Three Sisters To His Eyes reviews
Children: they can be so cruel to one another. Sometimes, they need a good telling off. And who better to do it than the one from above?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2005
Worlds Apart reviews
This is Hell: full of fools. A tiny ficlet set during 1914-1918 about two people.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 780 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 8/24/2005
Upon Whom the Gaze Falls reviews
What a strange little man. (a somewhat whimsical poem)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 478 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/14/2005
Laundry reviews
Poor Pippa. She doesn't realise that it starts with a washing machine. (a tiny little one-chapter story. rated for one bad word, and mild references to a gay relationship.)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/25/2005
Glass Tears a cliché for you reviews
Affection, in one of its manifestations.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 21 - Published: 4/8/2005